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Critical Infrastructure Left in the Dark About SolarWinds Hack

Critical Infrastructure Left in the Dark About SolarWinds Hack

U.S. officials and cybersecurity experts believe the SolarWinds attackers were elite operatives carrying out a Russian espionage operation targeting the American government and entities close to it. Yet, nearly a month after we first learned of the sprawling campaign, intelligence gaps persist, ones that will likely take at least a year to close...

FBI scrambles to assess damage from Russia-linked US government hack

FBI scrambles to assess damage from Russia-linked US government hack

U.S. officials have been scrambling to assess the damage from a potentially devastating breach across multiple U.S. government computer networks, include those at the State, Commerce and Treasury departments, and the nation's cybersecurity agency on Thursday issued an alert saying the threat posed "a grave risk to the Federal Government and...

Mixed Reactions on Looming DOE NOPR for Bulk Power System Security

Mixed Reactions on Looming DOE NOPR for Bulk Power System Security

The Department of Energy (DOE) will issue a notice of proposed rule-making (NOPR) to implement President Trump’s broad bulk power system (BPS) security executive order (EO) “later this fall,” a DOE official confirmed to POWER on Oct. 5. Though the NOPR is delayed beyond the 150-day timeframe set by the EO, various BPS stakeholders are awaiting...

Power Sector, Federal Entities Scramble to Close Supply Chain Security Gaps

Power Sector, Federal Entities Scramble to Close Supply Chain Security Gaps

Marking another major federal effort to address potential supply chain risks to the bulk power system (BPS), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Sept. 17 sought industry’s perspective on a number of important considerations, including possible actions the regulatory body could take to address security gaps. The U.S.-based power...

Power Companies Brace For Supply Chain Shake-Up From New Cyber Rules

Power Companies Brace For Supply Chain Shake-Up From New Cyber Rules

Many electricity companies and vendors are holding their breath as the Trump administration finalizes new limits on foreign equipment in an effort to bolster the U.S. power grid’s cybersecurity. The May 1 executive order to cut reliance on suppliers from countries like China leaves in a lurch power companies that rely on global supply chains for...

Proposed rules to protect power grid raise concerns

Proposed rules to protect power grid raise concerns

Energy industry owners and operators are growing increasingly nervous about new rules proposed by the Trump administration in an effort to limit foreign threats to the grid. The rules, proposed by an executive order to protect the bulk power system signed by President Trump in May, could severely restrict the ability for grid equipment and other...

Proposed rules to protect bulk power grid from foreign targeting raise concerns

Proposed rules to protect bulk power grid from foreign targeting raise concerns

Energy industry owners and operators are growing increasingly nervous about new rules proposed by the Trump administration in an effort to limit foreign threats to the grid. The rules, proposed by an executive order to protect the bulk power system signed by President Trump in May, could severely restrict the ability for grid equipment and other...

Concerns Raised Over Plan to Protect Nation’s Power Grid

Concerns Raised Over Plan to Protect Nation’s Power Grid

Proposed regulations by the Trump administration to reduce threats from foreign countries to the nation’s power grid are increasingly worrying energy industry owners and operators, The Hill reported on Sunday. “The recognition that certain assets in the system are used on the grid should not be supplied by a certain adversarial country, that...

A2V Network Promotes Energy Grid Cybersecurity

A2V Network Promotes Energy Grid Cybersecurity

The Asset to Vendor (A2V) Network for power utilities, a joint venture between Fortress Information Security and American Electric Power (AEP) birthed in November, 2019, aims to promote collaboration among electric companies to protect the U.S. power grid from cyber threats.

Hitachi ABB Joins Supply Chain Security Network

Hitachi ABB Joins Supply Chain Security Network

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has agreed to join the Asset to Vendor Network for Power Utilities, a cybersecurity-focused information sharing network for the North American grid.

A2V teams with utilities to secure supply chain

A2V teams with utilities to secure supply chain

Utilities are gearing up to meet the security requirements laid out in the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Security Compliance Standards: NERC Critical Infrastructure (NERC-CIP) standards and waiting to see how a presidential executive order, also designed at securing bulk power systems (BPS), shakes out. That’s created an opportunity...

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